Decorating the baby’s room may be the most fun thing about being pregnant. (Unless you eat a lot of chocolate chip pancakes, which would make it a tie.) We had so much fun rounding up our picks for the coolest nursery and kids’ room decor of 2012.


Aden + Anais muslin crib bedding
Muslin is so genius in all seasons, that I’m so happy this mom-run company finally turned their uber-popular swaddler designs into sheets for your baby’s crib. Also? Utterly adorable.

Cool kids' rooms: Amanda Vissel prints

Amanda Vissel Boys Posters
In a world where so-called boys’ artwork is either super precious or el destructo, I love that the artist behind our favorite girl power posters, has a new series for boys too. They feature positive messages about reading books, loving the earth, and being kind, without ever once getting cheesy.

Cool kids' rooms: Little Edie baby mobile

Little Edie Handmade Baby Mobile

I think this beautiful little mobile featuring a diverse array of smiling baby faces is about the sweetest thing–I’d want to look up from my own bed and see it every day. Plus? No batteries!

Modern handmade baby quilts | BPerrino Quilts

BPerrino handmade baby quilts
I am a sucker for baby quilts with designs and colors that don’t feel out of place in a more modern nursery. These just blow me away–and are especially nice to know about if you don’t have a skilled quilter in the family.

Cool kids' rooms: My First Year baby poster

My First Year Poster
This is such a clever alternative to a baby book, and the poster would be neat to hang on a nursery wall, evolving as the months go on and the milestones accumulate.


Cool kids' rooms: Deconstructed Sesame Street poster

Modern Sesame Street posters
These deconstructed Sesame Street posters are a cool, modern way to celebrate your kids’ Ernie and Bert obsession. Though truth be told, I might be a bigger Sesame Street fan than my kids.

Cool kids' rooms: LittleLion Studio personalized prints

LittleLion Studio Personalized Art Prints
These days, it’s tough to find unique animal prints, because I mean, really, how many ways can you draw a lion? But the personalized animal art prints from LittleLion studio are unlike anything I’ve seen, capturing a child’s love for animals and their name in something that will make you smile. Sounds exactly like something you’d want on your kids’ wall, huh?

Cool kids' rooms: Minimalist fairy tale posters

Christian Jackson fairytale artwork
I’d probably never be caught dead hanging a Rapunzel poster on my wall but wow, I love these minimalist posters that interpret some of the most classic children’s stories so much I’d even hang them up in my own family room when my kids outgrow them.

Cool kids' rooms: Personalized embroidery art

Personalized Embroidery Art
Last year I was completely smitten with the gorgeous personalized letter necklace from Merriweather Council, so it’s really no surprise that I fell deeply in love with her personalized embroidery art. What a lovely, affordable baby gift that will be treasured for years to come.
Cool Mom Picks - Pick of the Year 2012

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